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Culture and Access

To build a culture of empathy

The Culture and Access department works to build a culture of empathy across all units in ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts for students, faculty and staff. The department also works to dismantle systems of oppression that affect the recruitment and retention of marginalized students, faculty and staff in our Herberger Institute community. Culture and Access department oversees Herberger Institute Days.


Culture and Access leadership team

Culture and Access is led by Melita Belgrave, associate dean for Culture and Access and associate professor in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre.

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Herberger Institute Day

Herberger Institute Day was born from Dean Steven Tepper’s desire to bring together the students, faculty and staff of the institute’s five schools and art museum for creative conversation and exploration. 

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